City girls achieve record number of A* GCSE grades

Following last week’s record breaking A-level results, students at City of London School for Girls have smashed another school record, with 79.8 percent of GCSE entries graded A*. This represents an average of eight A* grades per student and an overall increase of 1.4 percent on last year’s results, reflecting the students’ hard work and determination. 97 percent of entries were graded A* to A, and 90 of the cohort achieved nine or more A* to A grades.

The school is also celebrating many individual successes, with two students receiving 12 A*s and a further 12 students achieving 11 A* grades. Once again, students have excelled in STEM subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, DT Product Design and Computer Science). 94% of entries in those subjects were graded A* or A.

Students have excelled in subjects as varied as computer science and Greek (Classical), where an impressive 100 percent of students achieved A* grades. Other successes include 100% A*-A grades in Art, English Language, English Literature, History and Spanish.

Headmistress, Ena Harrop said: “We are delighted with our GCSE results this year, which represent an all-time record in terms of A* grades. I am thrilled to see that the pupils’ efforts over the last two years have led them to such fantastic results. Such results will give them the best starting point for their Sixth Form studies and therefore, they should feel not just proud but full of confidence!”

Located at the heart of the City of London in the Barbican, City encourages its students to be independent, curious and independent, instilling in the girls a lifelong love of learning. The school offers a wide range of extracurricular opportunities, allowing students to develop their sporting, artistic and cultural abilities and explore a wide range of careers opportunities. A number of scholarships and bursaries are available, with 25% of current students in receipt of financial assistance.